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JUN 11, 2014 - Shape

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FDA Says Pregnant Woman Should Eat More Fish; Consumer Group Disagrees

Thinkstock The FDA and EPA announced yesterday a joint recommendation that women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or might become pregnant should eat more fish. The developmental and cognitive benefits from eating seafood far outweigh the risks of heavy metals and contaminants—such as methylmercury—the fish may contain, health officials say, and research shows that the majority of U.S. women currently aren't getting enough of this healthy protein.Specifically, the guidelines recommend that women eat at least eight but not more than 12 ounces (about two to three servings) of fish per ... Read More

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